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Cloud Standards: Agreements That Hold Together Clouds by Marvin Waschke

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Cloud Storage and Cloud Network

Although the computing power of clouds is fascinating, never underestimate the importance of storage and network in cloud implementations.

Limitless remote storage is one of the most attractive features of the cloud. At the same time, storage is usually the slowest component in a computing system. Programmers are familiar with input and output to storage that takes orders of magnitude more time than other operations. Cloud implementations often rely on breaking up data into segments and processing all the segments at the same time on several processors.

Amdahl’s law addresses the limits of increasing speed by adding ...

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